Home of Willie Nelson, delicious BBQ, and Krause Springs, this naturally stunning rural enclave makes for a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life.
Home to music legend Willie Nelson, lakeside living, and an abundance of natural splendor, Spicewood is a coveted place to live nestled beside the picturesque Lake Travis. Because of its gorgeous location, access to lakes and rivers, and scenic views, many residents and tourists enjoy Spicewood for its incredible slate of activities, from ziplining to the secluded Krause Springs swimming hole, which features with waterfalls, a rope swing, and natural caves.
The town's relaxed atmosphere offers a peaceful respite from the fast-paced lifestyle of nearby Austin. Boasting spring-fed creeks, cypress trees, and limestone cliffs, Spicewood is a naturally beautiful, rural place to live with a surprising number of things to do. And despite being unincorporated, the town has its own post office and commerce.
What to Love
Peaceful and rural lifestyle
Lake and riverfront living
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
People & Lifestyle
Over the past few years, Spicewood has become one of the go-to locations for suburban luxury, particularly if you're interested in waterfront living. Many of the properties here provide lake and river access, and housing types include master-planned communities, waterfront estates, and ranch homes.
If you're looking for ranchland or a farm, Spicewood is home to some of the most sought-after spots in all of Hill Country. Plus, you won't need to travel to Austin for excellent food, since many small businesses (like the popular Opie’s Barbecue) have opened their doors in Spicewood.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Get a front row seat to an authentic Texas honky tonk at Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse, a live country music venue, restaurant, and full-service bar serving pub fare. Sit outside on the deck, watch the sunset, and listen to some classic tunes that will make you want to get up and dance.
A Spicewood staple, Opie's Barbecue is a no-frills dining room open for walk-up service, takeout, or dine-in. We recommend their sweet-and-spicy baby back ribs, brisket, and jalapeño sausage.
Experience the award-winning wines produced by Spicewood Vineyards and explore their extravagant 32-acre estate. Become part of the Wine Club to receive special selections, or have wine shipped directly to your home.
If you're looking for a more casual place to dine with family and friends, look no further than Angel's Icehouse. They have a huge outdoor play area, allow leashed dogs, and cook up some of the best burgers in the area.
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge is a popular lunch destination for the Lake Travis crowd. They often host live music on the weekends and have an outdoor deck overlooking the lake. From hand-cut fries and chicken fried steaks to lattes and French silk pie, The Lighthouse has a little bit of everything!
Things to Do
Krause Springs is a local swimming hole and campsite in the Hill Country. This 115-acre area is home to 32 springs, several of which feed the man-made and natural pools. The springs have been privately owned by the Krause family for more than 50 years. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours is a premier Hill Country destination for weddings, treehouse rentals, vacations, and outdoor adventure.
Pace Bend Park stretches along the scenic Lake Travis shoreline and has become one of the most popular areas in the Highland Lakes to watch the sunset. On the west side of the park, you'll find rocky coves and limestone cliffs. An extensive system of trails winds through the area, providing stunning views of the surrounding region.
Lakecliff Country Club offers golf, tennis, and social amenities while immersing members in the picturesque countryside. This renowned country club has a full-service dining facility available for private events, state-of-the-art practice facilities, private lessons, an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, and multiple workout centers.
Pedernales Falls State Park offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, geocaching, bird watching, and horseback riding — all along the beautiful Pedernales River. Have fun tubing, canoeing, or kayaking on the river, which flows over and around huge limestone slabs, or simply take a trail walk and take in the beauty of the Hill Country surroundings.
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